ANGIOLOGY, cilt.49, ss.463-470, 1998 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)
Noninvasive pulmonary artery systolic pressure (PASP) is calculated by summing the right ventricular systolic pressure obtained from Doppler velocity of regurgitant flow through the tricuspid valve and the right atrial (RA) pressure. The RA pressure is generally assumed from different formulas. An accurate KA pressure estimation will add precision to PASP calculation. One of the methods to estimate RA pressure is the inferior vena cava collapsibility index (IVCCI). In 45 patients referred for right heart catheterization, the authors tested a formula for the calculation of PASP based on the estimation of RA pressure from IVCCI and compared this method with two other formulas.